15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 19th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon and then identify plant and animal life at Mount Washburn.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park journey builder tool .

London, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from London to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 21st (Mon), trek along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, then cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

Start your trip to Los Angeles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 27th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 1st (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Seattle, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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